Volunteer with MOIRA
Volunteer with MOIRA
MOIRA volunteers assist our staff to support children and young people across a variety of community support programs. Our recreation programs can also open up pathways to more professional opportunities for individuals seeking experience aligned with study.
MOIRA volunteers assist with a variety of requirements including caring for children on Weekend Recreation Programs, School Holiday Programs and Approved Vacation Care. This is an exciting opportunity for those who have a genuine interest in working with children, who may be studying to work with children on a professional basis, or who have an interest in volunteering within in the not-for-profit sector.
We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, innovative and fun, with a can-do attitude. It is not essential for volunteers to have experience working with people with a disability, as they are supported by senior staff and our recreation team.
This program is designed to provide community support to young people who are transitioning from state care to independence. The program offers individually tailored support through a mentoring model which provides care leavers with appropriate guidance and direction to help them plan for their future.
Each mentor meets regularly with a mentee and acts as a positive role model, offers guidance and support. Youth mentors assist young people in developing connections with their wider community through the exploration of sporting activities, hobbies and interests. Mentors also assist young people work towards their goals of employment, training or education.
The MOIRA Interchange Host Program offers the chance to become a volunteer host to a child up to the age of 18 with a disability, usually for one day a month, or on a flexible basis that suits both parties. This rewarding program gives parents a break, and provides the child or young person with new experiences and friendships.
The concept behind the program is that the young person has time out from the regular activities of home life, to enjoy broader recreational activities in a different environment. This may include visiting a local park, going for a bike ride or going to see a movie.
We carefully consider common interests, lifestyle and flexibility to make the best match possible. Anyone who is 18 years or older can be a host, whether they are single, in a relationship or part of a family.
Outreach Volunteers are matched with isolated adults living with a disability within the local community while assisting with day-to-day activities. Volunteers will provide social support and companionship while assisting our clients with activities such as swimming, gym activities, shopping in their local community, attending theatres or art galleries or outings for coffee. We carefully consider common interests, lifestyle and flexibility to make the best match possible.
This role does not require any previous experience working with people with a disability but would suit someone who has a genuine interest in working with individuals facing isolation and loneliness. Volunteers usually catch up with their match on a monthly basis for a few hours.